• Thursday, December 12, 2019

Medieval market in old city of Aleppo city has been restored for reopening

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    Old city in Aleppo city is UNESCO heritage site. Assad uses it for tourism to generate money.

     
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    lol why do you always tag nein?
     
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    Good news (even though they destroyed it themselves as so much other heritage in Syria that is not only the heritage of Syrians but all Arabs and in terms of religious places also all Muslims - Umayyad Mosque etc.) but no sane foreigner is going to travel to Aleppo of all places for tourism. Or Syria for that matter.

    BTW many questions unanswered. How close is that to the original? Was it done correctly? How much money was spent on it? Did they hire some regime loyalists to do a quick work? Where archaeologists, traditional craftsmen and architects involved? Who built it? How quickly?

     
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    He cool.

    Lots of Russians go to Syria for tourism. Actually, tourism is Syria's biggest industry in terms of revenue. Russians love the Syrian beaches. Very refreshing and comparable to Black sea beaches.

    Nothing stays the same. Take for example, the Grand Mosque in Damascus once did not have electricity. Now it does. Everything changes with time.
     
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    It is nice to see peace has returned back in Syrian city
     
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    What kind of joke is that? How many suicidal Russians are visiting Syria? 500 at most? Even if it was a few 1000 that will not be a serious source of income at all. Tiny at most.

    That is not the point. If you destroy something old, you should rebuild it correctly. You are talking about electricity, what the hell has that to do with anything? Elecricity is easily installed even in the oldest of buildings. Does not require much let alone damaging the old heritage site later to rebuild it. Talk about apples and oranges.

    Well, after carpet bombing an entire city (Aleppo) and ethnically cleansing it, this is no accomplishment. Of course the Americans also gave "peace" to Hiroshima and Nagasaki by flattening it with 2 atomic bombs. Later they helped rebuild it as well.
     
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    The coast area is secure and 100% safe. Rebels are at least 40 km from there. Millions of Russian tourists visit the Syrian beaches every year.
     
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    I know that it is "relatively" save speaking in the Syrian context. However nowhere close to safe enough for sane Russian families to visit or even tourists.

    Millions of Russian tourists?:lol: Pure bullshit. No such thing.

    Post the source of that claim, troll.
     
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    No rebel can ever come close to Syrian beaches. There are Russian army there and rebels don't dare fight Russian army. Syrian beaches are some of the best in the world. Millions of Russian tourists visit every year. That's a lot of income.
     
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    The Russians that visit are most likely relatives of the Russian soldiers stationed in Syria or a few daredevils. Probably counted in the 100's or the most a few 1000's as I wrote.
    No case of "millions of Russian tourists" visiting freaking Latakia of all places of the world, lol, when they can go to Egypt or UAE and enjoy much better beaches and better weather and 1000 times more and better security and services. Or the other Arab countries in the region (20+ other).

    No shit sherlock, lightly rebels armed supported by no air force, infantry, heavy equipment, sophisticated tech and equipment etc. are not going to conquer the heartland of the Alawis and the main Russian naval base (s), lol.
     
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    Syria beaches used be part of Phoenician empire and have the best climate. Better than Egypt and Turkey beaches. Heck, even better than Crimea beaches probably. Tartus used to be a Phoenician city.

    Duh. They really don't want to face Russian army. I mean Russian army, not Assad army.

     
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    let ask a question . how much construction in Haramain-al-Sharifain was faithful to its original architecture ?
     
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    Phoenicians were a Semitic people originally from Eastern Arabia. Even according to their own writings. Later proven by DNA.

    There is no difference in climate between Hatay (Turkey) and Latakia. Slightly warmer than most of coastal Southern Turkey and less rocky/stony beaches, that is true.

    However they are not better than Egyptian Red Sea beaches or Mediterranean and far from the beaches found in KSA for instance in terms of beauty, length, diverse landscapes, climate etc.

    Not much is needed to beach Crimean beaches, I imagine.

    Nothing great about carpet bombing civilian towns from above. I told you that KSA could flatten the last few Houthi strongholds as well if we used the same Al-Assad approach.

    If Al-Assad was such a strong guy with such a big support in Syria, he would not have needed 10.000's of Shia mercenaries from across the world, Russian military help and Iranian involvement. If the rebels (initially) had half of the army's equipment, Al-Assad would have been executed or escaped to Iran and thrown in the dustbin of history. Which he and his cursed traitorous family (against Egypt, Iraq and Jordan and his own people first and foremost) eventually will be.

    Are you comparing a tiny bazaar built not too long ago with the largest mosque in the world that has been continuously expanded over the span of 1400 years? In fact 5000 years since the time of Prophet Abraham (as). How original are the "golden" tombs and graves of the many dead Hijazi Arabs in Mashhad, Qom and elsewhere in Iran? 50 years old?

    BTW there are still porticos from the Abbasid era so you can figure out that they are at least 750 years old. The Ka'aba is 5000 years old as well.
     
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    Turkey is hostile to Russia. Not many Russian tourists visit Turkey. Most Russian tourists visit Syria instead. Aleppo, Homs, Damascus old city districts, Crusader era castles, Palmyra's pre Islamic temple of Bel god. Much richer history than Turkey.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krak_des_Chevaliers

    Iran initially wanted to back Islamist rebels to take over Syria and extended Islamist rule from Iran to Gaza strip. Iran being a Russia client state bought MiG-29 and Su-24 had to back Assad instead on Putin's order.